OUR STORY

When the Great Recession hit the real estate market in 2008, we saw it as an opportunity for growth and change. Deciding to join forces, we took the real estate industry by storm; combining Dustin’s real estate financial/lending background and Ian’s meticulous appraisal background. We created an unstoppable team of eight professionals that appeals to buyers, sellers, and builders. We are restless go-getters. We always push beyond expectations to create an easy and efficient process for our clients. We believe that service, accountability, and respect are integral to our success.

DNA & VALUES

WE ARE

  • Client-focused
  • Creative
  • Communicative
  • Consistent
  • Community-Driven

WE VALUE

  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Progress
  • Respect
  • Expertise

THE TEAM

GIVING BACK

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Van Wyck & Porter team understands the importance of giving back to the community. Enriching the neighborhoods in which we live, work, and play, is an integral part of how we do business. The Van Wyck & Porter team have contributed well over $20,000 in 2016 to charitable organizations including the Windermere Foundation. Our team holds an unwavering commitment to giving back to our community, inspiring others, and creating solutions.

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WHAT’S THE BUZZ

We are repeat customers of the Van Wyck and Porter Team. They made the sale of our most recent home very easy. After meeting with us to understand our needs they were quick to follow through with not only the listing but also on any questions we had about the process. The entire team is passionate and responsive. We will definitely use them during our next purchase. It’s easy to recommend their team without hesitation.

Aaron Shaw, Occupational Therapist at MoveMend Seller
Aaron Shaw, Occupational Therapist at MoveMend SellerSeller

We had the pleasure of working with Van Wyck & Porter team and results were nothing short of amazing. Process was professional yet friendly. The team took care of all fine details to getting the big picture right. Arranged for decorator who did an exceptional job was yet very reasonably priced. I will highly recommend them to any one in Seattle area.

Pankaj Sethi, Engineer Manager at Nest
Pankaj Sethi, Engineer Manager at NestSeller

So much of the real estate business relies on expert communication skills: being able to read the person across from the negotiation table; taking the time to find out what motivates a seller; building relationships in order to determine what it will take to get the deal done (among many other things). It is within this space that Dustin outdoes his competition. You will not find a more dedicated, knowledgeable, trustworthy and easy to work with broker. I highly recommend the Van Wyck and Porter team. We have worked with them on several transactions in the past, including our most recent home purchase, and we will certainly come to them again in the future.

Jessica Kilcline
Jessica KilclineBuyer & Seller

“I cannot say enough about this team. Dustin and Ian were extremely knowledgeable, and helpful in preparing my home for sale. They negotiated amazing terms for all parties, and the transaction went super smooth. Ada, the transaction coordinator, kept us in the loop, and informed of everything along the way. Sage who handles the marketing, made our home one of the most visited homes online, and we had A LOT of showings. To this day, I refer my friends and family to this team for all real estate matters. SOLID!”

Elle Miller, Private Practice Therapist
Elle Miller, Private Practice TherapistSeller

Michael and Leann Witt provided my girlfriend and I with all of the necessary information to make an informed buy. As Seattle neophytes we needed all the help we could get; Mike and Leann tailored a tour of the city to show us all of the most exciting neighbourhoods that would interest us and educated us as to the ins and outs of the home-buying experience in Seattle. We ended up buying a beautiful new build townhouse in Ballard and could not be happier with the experience. I would recommend the Van Wyck and Porter Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Seattle and feel confident that they are in good hands.

Mike Riddle, Professional Skier & Olympic Silver Medalist
Mike Riddle, Professional Skier & Olympic Silver Medalist Buyer

Mike and Leann are the most knowledgeable, informative and thorough agents I’ve ever worked with. Their attention to every last detail was outstanding and they made me feel like it was their mission to do whatever in their power to not only get me the right house for my family but the best house on the market. I can’t recommend Mike and Leann enough. I’ll never work with another agent.”

Matthew Witt, Talent Associate at Madrona Venture Group
Matthew Witt, Talent Associate at Madrona Venture GroupClient

Dustin is the very best at negotiation. He is practical, fair, and talks in the best interest of his clients. Ian brings in value with his years of experience in appraisal and provides great evaluations on properties. Together they are the best agent team I’ve seen in the industry and we love working with them.

Sam Lai, CMO of Green Canopy Homes LLC
Sam Lai, CMO of Green Canopy Homes LLC Seller

Team Van Wyck & Porter epitomize that standard in the real estate industry for knowledge, service, and results. Their team works diligently to serve their clients through amazing coordination and production. Dustin and Ian’s market knowledge is second to none and their implantation of this knowledge knows no equal. They continually under promise, and over deliver. Dustin and Ian’s dedication and talent resulted in the sale of our property in less than a week, and for $200,000 over our asking price.

Rob Knowles, Owner of ZMK LLC
Rob Knowles, Owner of ZMK LLC Seller

Working The Van Wyck & Porter team was a great experience. Their team was very responsive, engaging, and provided me with expert real estate market knowledge. It was an easy process to build, list, and sell with them and their extremely helpful team. It was a pleasure working with them. They’re great people!

Bogdan Maksimchuk, Owner of Barcelo Homes Inc.
Bogdan Maksimchuk, Owner of Barcelo Homes Inc. Seller

Van Wyck & Porter were very helpful and knowledgeable when we purchased our first property for redevelopment. They were helpful at getting us through the process.

Peter Folkins, Principal at CostSeg Northwest
Peter Folkins, Principal at CostSeg NorthwestSeller

Although we have many realtor friends, we chose to use Ian Porter as our agent for acquiring a tear-down in West Seattle. With his extensive experience in Seattle-infill, he provided the information and referrals we needed to make sure the property we chose was going to work well for building a new home. Although his time is in-demand by many, he and his team were responsive to our emails/texts/calls. Ian’s professionalism and connections in the business helped us submit a competitive offer in a crazy market. Additionally, he has been resourceful and helpful with issues that have come up after the close of the deal. Hopefully we are building the home we’ll be in for decades to come, but if not, we’d use him again and strongly recommend him to others looking to build in the Seattle area.

Jason & Nicole FlatboeBuyer

The Van Wyck & Porter team are top notch in terms of professionalism, use of technology to ease the process, and responsiveness. I used them to both purchase and sell a home in a challenging market on the purchasing side. I highly recommend them for both services. In addition, they make what is innately a stressful experience as smooth and fun as possible.

Joan KrajewskiBuyer & Seller

Ian and Dustin helped us understand the challenges of selling our property which we discovered had some complications due to the way the city designated the land in the area. With that in mind, Dustin and Ian recommended a soil study be done to fully understand any construction restrictions.  With a good marketing strategy and price the property was sold in reasonable time and with no inconveniences to us. Throughout the process we found both Dustin and Ian very easy to work with and they conducted business professionally. I would recommend Van Wyck and Porter to others and if I ever need to sell property in the Seattle area I will be calling them first.

Robert HurleySeller

Dustin and Ian both were beneficial to us in selling a very difficult piece of property.  They were able to get the most possible $$ and we were overall very satisfied with the results.  With such a challenging piece of property my brother and I knew we could not sell it alone.  I would highly recommend Van Wyck and Porter for any real estate needs.

Amy & Dave McKameySeller

Van Wyck & Porter are a fantastic team. The process from start to finish was executed quickly and efficiently with a lot of attention to detail. Their team was a great resource for us and their use of technology proved to be highly useful.

Nikolay Burlakov, Owner of Ruffhouse Development LLC Seller

I expected the house buying process to be frenetic and extremely stressful but Ann Sammon‘s flawless facilitation of the process – from our initial contact with her to the day we picked up the keys was (dare I say it) enjoyable and rewarding. I believe that Ann’s responsiveness, ability to ask the right questions, negotiation skills, disposition, and ability to remain composed greatly contributed to us getting the house of our dreams.

Paul & Susan Mullman
Paul & Susan MullmanBuyer